In 2021, an unprecedented humanitarian crisis for migrants and asylum seekers hit Latin America. While massive migratory movements have been taking place in the region for decades, the panorama was worsened by the deportations of thousands of people from the United States and the criminalization of migration by the region’s authorities. According to UNHCR, the […]
Since November 2021, a team from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been providing medical care and assistance to migrants and deportees passing through Tecún Umán, a city on Guatemala’s border with Mexico. Like any border town, Tecún Umán is noisy and frenetic. Every day, from very early in the morning until late afternoon, […]
For two years, under a policy known as Title 42, the United States government has used the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to close its southern border to asylum seekers. This devastating policy has exposed highly vulnerable people to more violence and danger. Title 42, invoked by the Trump administration in March 2020 and repeatedly […]
Tens of thousands of migrants are trapped in extremely vulnerable conditions in northern and southern Mexico due to failed asylum policies and mass deportations from the US, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today, denouncing the overcrowded conditions and lack of access to medical and social services for migrants […]
By Laura Panqueva Otálora, MSF Head of Communications in Mexico.
Hundreds of people deported by the United States to Mexico under the Title 42 policy – most of them women and children – are stranded in a public square in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, vulnerable to kidnapping and violence and going without basic necessities.
The commitments announced last week between the United States, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to reinforce the militarization of borders will further criminalize people on the move, says the international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), leaving migrants more exposed to organized crime and COVID-19. MSF has witnessed both repeated raids and arbitrary detentions […]
Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador have been responding to the COVID-19 emergency for the last six months and all three countries are now showing a decreasing number of cases.
MSF calls for migrants in detention centres to be released and given access to proper medical care and protection following Tenosique detention centre fire.
New migration policies imposed by the United States and Mexico are trapping many Central Americans in dangerous conditions, with severe consequences for their physical and mental health, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a report released today. The report, No Way Out, is based on 480 interviews and […]